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overnight. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, held captive in syria since thursday has been freed after a firefight. martha raddatz has details from washington. what a dramatic escape. >> reporter: it certainly is. richard is a very experienced foreign correspondent. and he had been inside syria before. he and his crew were grabbed after crossing into northwest syria last thursday. there had been no communication with them, no contact, no ransom demands. they were thrown in the back of a truck, bound and blindfolded, although not physically harmed. then yesterday, as the captors were moving them to a new location, they were stopped at a rebel checkpoint. there was a confrontation. and then, the firefight broke out. in that firefight, two of the captors were killed and several others escaped. but richard and his crew were rescued. the syrian rebels then drove him to the border to safety. all are in good health, fortunately. george? >> thank goodness for that. what do we know about the group that took them hostage? >> we know very little about the group. but they were not beli
, richard engel, is safe, and harmed at now out of the country. the network says they disappeared shortly after crossing into northwest syria from turkey on thursday. he is says that they were finally freed monday a fire fight at a checkpoint manned by rebel fighters, which they ran into as they were being moved. nbc says that while the crew was missing, there was no claim of responsibility, no contact with the capers and no request for ransom. >> hawaii's senator daniel enna-way has died. he died of respiratory complications and washington area hospitals. if the 88 year old was the longest serving senator. he spent 50 years in the senate and was a medal of honor recipient. according to be in na wheys office his last word was " aloha". >> we will be right back. >> in the wake of the deadly connecticut elementary school shooting, we are hearing more stories of courage and heroism. gene rosen lives near the school in newtown. friday morning, before anyone knew what had happened, he discovered six terrified children in a school bus driver on the front lawn. it rosen invited them into his hom
after being held captive for five days. this is video of richard engel and his view safely back in turkey today. they were kidnapped last thursday after crossing into syria from turkey. the group was tied up and blindfolded until they were freed yesterday following a gun battle at a rebel checkpoint. >> five days were very difficult. we're very happy to be out. we're very happy to be back in turkey. we love being here. we love this country. the last five days are some days that we would rather forget. >> engel, who speaks fluent arabic, thinks his kidnappers were soil to the syrian government. he said they were in -- loyal to the sire re yun government. he said they were not physically -- syrian government. he said they were not physically abusive. >>> a popular children's foy is being recalled. the consular products safety commission says -- consumer products safety commission says water balls and the other varieties can be dangerous if you swallow them. these toys absorb water and they can expand to 400 times the original size. >>> starting next fall there will be a new way to
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